That was the basis of the complaint put forward by the FCDF’s executive director, Daniel Piedra, who said, “By urging teachers to bless Muslim students in Arabic, the district is running roughshod over the mandate of government neutrality toward religion.”
While the government has failed in any meaningful way to prosecute the dozens of ISIS returnees who are walking around freely on Canadian soil, they were somehow able to toss the former head of the Navy’s life into limbo for two years on an allegation recently thrown out of court.
What a difference four years can make. Previous to our current government, cabinet members and caucus worked to improve the lives of the Canadian people. While in no way an immaculate endeavour, at least previous governments refrained from attacking those who voted them into office.
“I was still disgusted but more comfortable with the racism of the 70s and 80s that was overt and thuggish, than this new form of respectable xenophobia” Link To Article
Black Lives Matter Toronto brandished a list of demands, ranging from increased funding and support for black and South Asian groups at Pride to the removal of police floats and booths from future events.
Racialized people are not often allowed to identify as Canadian. That type of nationality, is reserved for white Canadians and I think white Canadians reserve that for themselves. Link To Article
Rather than listening to these genuine concerns, the response from the political and media elite has been dismissive, pejorative and flat out hostile.
Why this sudden explosion? Paul Bagguley, a sociologist based at the University of Leeds, points to the gleeful tone of the racism: “There is a kind of celebration going on; it’s a celebratory racism.”
The attack occurred at the Australian Islamic College mosque at Thornlie, south-east of Perth, at about 8pm on Tuesday night.
While racism, xenophobia, homophobia and sexism exist in all cultures, they are most harmful when they come from a dominant group or a “ruling class,” which in Canada is obviously white and male.